Re: London Humour
Wow, ds and centre punch [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] !
In my book, after 55 dead the week before
..........and then an attempt at the same carnage the DAY before;
running away from armed police on a tube platform whilst wearing a heavy coat virtually amounts to 'suicide by cop', and if not that, it's certainly mother nature showing us 'natural selection' at work.
...those policemen were looking after the public. Doing their best under horrific pressure with unimaginably high stakes....
...most rational people would choose to run away from a perceived suicide bomber, these men chose to run TOWARD.... they should be your heroes , not villains.
....now, I'm no hero, but I've known the frustrations of pre-ceasefire Northern Ireland; and I arrived back from Iraq on the day of the first London bomb. I posted the pic as a piece of lighthearted humour; in 'squaddie' humour terms the pic is amusing because it spells out the 'natural-selection' aspect to this poor chap's demise.
...to be so ready to criticise, from the comfort of an armchair, those who put themselves in harms way to protect YOU is..............disappointing [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img].
Here's an apposite quote:
"It is not the critic who counts,
not the one who points out how the strong man stumbled or how the doer of deeds might have done better.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred with sweat and dust and blood; who strives valiantly;
who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, if he wins, knows the triumph of high achievement; and who, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly,
so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat."